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an weekend i president obama proposes to tax reform in a plan he calls a grand bargain for the middle class. the president says he will agree to a plan that also if republicans work with him on spending. include spending for job growth, training and infrastructure. president obama is sending federal aid to rebuild west, fertilizer plant explosion. the obama administration initially denied the request. hundreds injured in the several homes and buildings were also damaged or destroyed. weather cam quick hit-scenic let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with janu for your saturday forecast. scalpels either to look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted
have passed only 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. >> talk about a mad dash, members of congress leaving the capital, grabbing their bags and heading home for five week vacation. gone and time to pass big pieces for the country. >> you work until you get it all done. >> vacationing in the nation's capital. some can't believe it. >> average workingman is two weeks of vacation. >> look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. senate just a few more. >> my goodness. list of important things that can be done in the congress is as long as my arm. >> the senate met only for 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 disdays. house worked 102 days. worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. we tried to talk to several members but none wanted to stop to talk about the paid five weeks totaling nine million dollars in salary. >> the entire time? >> on the house side, democrats complain the republicans aren't getting anything done but they are still headed home. as for the speaker. >> it's after vac
. as of this week the house and senate have passed 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. more any from abc news reporter david curley. >> talk about a mad dash. members of congress leaving the capitol, grabbing their bags and heading home for a five-week vacation. gone with time running out to pass some big pieces of the country's business, including a budget. >> when you are at work, you are working until you get it all done. then you go on vacation. >> citizens vacationing in the nation's capital. >> you were your vacation. >> most of us get two weeks vacation. and look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. the senate just a few more. >> oh, my goodness. i mean the amount of stuff, the list of important things that need to be done and this congress, it's as long as my arm. >> so far this year the senate met for only 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 days. the house worked 102 days. the worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. >> i have to run away for a meeting. >> we tried to talk to several m
to be coming out o the arabian peninsula. you'll recall president obama met with the president of yemen earlier this week. there have also been a number of drone attacks in yemen this past week alone. now the british also closing down their embassy in yemen for at least two days. we don't have any word on how long the u.s. embassies will be closed. they will close down on sunday, possibly longer. we'll have to wait and see about that. we know that president obama has been briefed. he'll continue to be briefed throughout the weekend. now, if you or a loved one planning to travel overseas, u.s. officials say the best thing to do is to log on to the state department website, you'll find a lot of information there. you can also register your travel plans there. >> kristen, thanks. >>> as these terror fears mount the u.s. embassy in cairo is one of the embassies on the list to be closed on sunday. near the embassy. ayman, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the u.s. embassy behind me normally would be open on a sunday morning. it's the beginning of a workweek here. but instead, it's goi
will be much easier. it comes after the obama administration asked them to review the policies. >>> becoming conscious of your clothing. we show you how a local non-profit is bringing awareness to a serious issue. >>> and does climate change impact crime? we'll have the new local research. >>> and i'm jeff ranieri in fremont. we're getting geared up for the fremont festival of the arts this weekend. are you excited? [ applause ] we'll talk all about the festival plus your weekend weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> in health matters, what makes something gluten free? the answer impacts millions of americans and a $4 billion business. gluten is a combination of starch and protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. when people who have celiac disea disease eat it, it causes problems. the new rules set the limits at 20 parts per million. >>> rising temperatures lead to rising violence? a new studysuggests that shifts in temperatures lead to rises in crime. researchers who looked at studies from around the world with data from 00s of years try to wrupd stand what's behind a
population. abc7 news. >> knew this morning, president obama is calling on congress to act on his plan that he says is a better bargain for the middle class. in his weekly address the president says the country has fought its way back from recession and started to lay a foundation for stronger economic growth. but he says more work needs to be done. he says middle class families need help getting good jobs, owning homes, getting affordable healthcare and securing retirement. >> there are no gimmicks when it comes to creating jobs. there are no tricks to growing the economy. reversing the long erosion of middle class security in this country won't be easy, but if we work together and take a few bold steps, and if washington is willing to set aside politics and focus on what really matters, we can grow our economy and give the middle class a better bargain. >> senator susan collins of maine delivered the gop address. she says obamacare discourages small businesses from creating jobs and hiring new employees. >>> bay bridge are putting new pieces of the span under the microscope after doz
for breaking through the washington logjam. a grand bargain for the middle class. >> mr. obama says he's willing to work with republicans to reform the tax code for businesses. that would mean lowering rates and ending many loopholes and deductions. president obama says he'll only do it if money generated is used for infrastructure, training and job growth. >>> thousands of unemployment payments in california have been delayed because of a computer glitch. this problem started last weekend when the state employment development department upgraded its computer software. about 6000 people still have not received their payment, and the agency says it is right now working to fix that problem. they are hoping to get those payments mailed in the next couple of days. >>> same-sex couples will now see another benefit of the supreme court's ruling against the federal defense of marriage act last month. visa applications from same-sex spouses will now receive equal consideration. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement in london yesterday. kerry also said same-sex marriages would be
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